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Bam is a professional skateboarder, BMX biker, prankster, daredevil and miscellaneous stunt man whose feats appear in several skateboard videos and the MTV show Jackass. He is known for his skateboarding forte, impressive wipeouts, and televising abuse of his family on basic cable. If I'm not mistaken he also plays guitar. His brother, Jess is drummer of the band Camp Kill Yourself.

His work with Johnny Knoxville and other stuntsters in videos CKY (or Camp Kill Yourself), CKY2K, Boob, Jump off the Building and others pretty much became the base for Jackass.

"I was just back there eatin a meat pie when some guy starts freakin out about nothin!" Bam from Jackass
Brandon "Bam" Margera was born on September 28, 1979 to Phil and April Margera along with older brother Jess Margera, in West Chester, PA.

Bam is best known for his stunts on Jackass with Johnny Knoxville and his preformances in Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam Tour; however, before he ever became well known in the Pro Skating world, he was often seen skating in CKY videos.

Bam advertises products by Element Skateboarding Gear, Adio Footwear, Volcom, Diakka, Electric, Fairman's, Spitfire, Destroyer, and Jones Soda. He is most often seen riding his "BAM" skateboard made exclusively for him by Element Boards.

Bam is admired by many skateboarding fans for his temerity and courage at taking stunts to new and better levels. To put it simply, Bam has balls and people love him for it. Bam claims Ville Valo is his hero and greatest influence, however he admits that Tony Hawk, Johnny Knoxville, Kerry Getz and others have also had a large impact on his life.

He is currently dating Jenn Rivell, a friend from high school. He is also working on a movie "Your Life is Pathetic," which is about one of his best friends, Ryan Dunn.

I personally admire Bam for his skills and his fearlessness. If everyone were as fearless as Bam, we would all be willing to skateboard straight into walls to get reactions and jump off bridges to see how much it would hurt when we hit the water. His skateboarding ethics teach, in more walks of life than just extreme sports, that you have to be willing to take risks to get the outcome you want. Once you set your eyes on something, work your ass off to get it perfect and in the end, broken bones and all, you gain more than had you just walked away.
Sources:
www.bammargera.com
www.tonyhawk.com
www.thps4.com

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